Una be hard teacher o.How come you have never thanked anyone on this forum since you joined? Deliberate policy or too high standards?Same for this film.Abi?
Craters?No i did not see any but noted only 6 flaws of which i mentioned two.Please lets know the holes....
Vince i beg make una thank me for this post o.......i beg,i beg,i beg.....please,please,please....
Last edited by luciano; 03-03-2009 at 01:27 PM.
Can i mention the holes without revealing the story?The holes you saw were craters to me because they were too large to be called holes.
The story revolves around a murder,right?That should necessitate a strong presence of a police investigator character doing some "real" investigation that the audience could actually follow,instead of just sitting down and just verbalising something like,"The investigation is ongoing".
The investigation itself should've been a major part of the plot to make it look more realistic,afterall,the person accused of the murder was not an ordinary citizen but a prince.And the fact that the prince denied killing his spouse should've spurred on serious investigations to see whether there is a foul play in progress.
That there was practically no investigation before the court scene is a huge flaw in itself.
Besides,who will commit murder,go dump the body,and then return home with incriminating evidences like the murder weapon in his bloodstained hands while lying down in his livingroom and falling asleep?Way too unreal.
That alone should have set off the alarm bells in the investigator's mind.But none of that happened.
Did the investigator check for blood stains on the accused's car?Afterall,he drove himself back home with his hands stained with fresh blood of his victim.
Did he(the investigator) check for bloodstains on the steering wheel?Or on the car keys?Or on the car door handles?Or on the car seats?Etc,etc.Did he make any identification of the corpse in postmortem to know who the victim really was?Did he have the mother of the victim brought to the mortuary to identify the victim,to know if it was really her?He did none of these things,and yet we were rushed straight to the court scene.
-How can a whole prince be in prison without his father,the Oba,not sending,atleast,some of his chiefs to see him?All the oba did was sit on his behind and lament about the predicament of his son,and that was it.He did not even bother to see his incarcerated son.Highly unlikely.
-A prince handing his father's business over to a non member of the royal family without consulting his father first?Highly unrealistic.
-Since when does a lawyer know anything about running a big firm,anyway?Is a lawyer not supposed to be trained on legal issues?So much so that the prince will hand over his father's business to him because they are friends?Highly unrealistic,highly unlikely.Even more unlikely that the oba will agree with such an adhoc decision without raising a voice of objection.
I could go on,but i will only reveal too much of the plot,so i will stop here.
For me,wishywashy,slapdash scripting spoilt what could have been an averagely good thriller.I don't know how you guys can just ignore all these flaws and rate this flick so high.Amazing.
Last edited by vince; 03-04-2009 at 10:57 AM.
Oga Vince many thanks for your pointers on the craters.I think you proved your point.
My belief is that individuals usually choose different platforms from which to judge these films.Sometimes deliberately and many times unconsciously. Sometimes from trenches,or with a "lets assume we know what they should have done" attitude.
But on the whole only people like you can make things get better in Nollywood. Thanks again.
PS:How about dat my small request,biko?
What request?Originally Posted by luciano
I think i'll make myself useful down yonder as a script dokita,really.I'll just tell every YMG producer to come to me with their production ready scripts for doctoring,before they commence on shooting, at a fee.
I am not saying that the homvie,"Aralomo" is a terrible flick,not at all.It still managed to entertain despite all the awful flaws,but it is just that totally nonchalant and complete disregard for proper scripting(if a screenplay was ever used,that is) made the flick into a lot less than it should have been with a more professional scripting job.
If such a script was submitted as an exam paper in a film school by a film student,the examiner will only need to read the first quarter of the script to fail that student woefully.The examiner does not need to read the entire script at all.
Last edited by vince; 03-05-2009 at 11:54 AM.
for pointing out dat una never thank anyone formally for this board before.now it appears deliberate to me.
if una be tisha,students for pass at all? parents no go pick race with them pikin so?
How you come know sey i never thank anybody for hia?And tank dem for what exactly?
Saw this film some days back, have only seen part 1 so far. It was definitely entertaining and the story line had me desperate to watch part 2, but I did notice some of the flaws in story line as mentioned. Adequate investigation of the Prince was lacking... but then I reminded myself - this is Nollywood, not CSI!
Still rate it on the entertainment factor.